Minority-Owned

Brown Sugar Bakery
Bakery

BROWN SUGAR BAKERY

A Southern-style bakeshop that specializes in traditional sweet treats & custom cakes? Look no further than Brown Sugar Bakery.   Two words: caramel cake! I

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the hotdog box
American

THE HOT DOG BOX

The Hot Dog Box brings an elevated twist on a classic dish.   When you think of a typical Chicago Dog, you might picture a

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D&D's Place
Cafe

D&D’s PLACE

Where can you find the best donuts in Chicago? D&D’s Place!   It is always special when you find a hidden gem in any big

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Rasa
Indian

RASA

Rasa – a perfect introduction to fast-casual Indian cuisine.   It’s no secret that fast-casual food is a staple of the Washington D.C. area, and

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Birds of a feather
Chinese

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Visit Birds of a Feather for some Sichuan-inspired cuisine.   I moved to Williamsburg last year and I’ve been eating my way through the neighborhood

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Storyville
Cajun

STORYVILLE

With Storyville, taste traditional New Orleans cuisine without leaving Chicago.   After a long January day of bearing the winter elements and watching the Chicago

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Pupatella-Interior mural
Italian

PUPATELLA

Some things just go together: peanut butter and jelly, burgers and fries — and, of course, Friday nights and Pupatella. Naturally, when my friends let

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Bambina Blue
Gelato

BAMBINA BLUE

Treat yourself to Bambina Blue – a Gelato wonder room.   So you’re walking around SoHo looking for the coolest dessert shop there is, and

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Kim's Teahouse
Vietnamese

KIM’S TEAHOUSE

The iconic – but newly renovated – Kim’s Teahouse   Houston is known for its bubble tea scene, so there is a whole sea of

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Aji Ramen
Japanese

AJI RAMEN

Where can you find authentic ramen in Katy, TX?   Restaurants that sell authentic ramen used to be a pretty rare find in Katy, Texas,

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Tzuco
French

TZUCO

Tzuco – regional Mexican cuisine with a modern twist.     After moving to a new Chicago neighborhood this year, some of my old favorite

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Japanese

KAI ZAN

If you are searching for authentic Japanese in Chicago, Kai Zan needs to be at the top of your list.   WA Michelin guide recommended

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